Industry Research

Finding Associations | Overviews | Statistics | Tools

Finding Associations

Trade and professional associations are often good sources for information about an industry.
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Use these resources to find overviews and magazine/newspaper articles on industries.
  • DataUSA a comprehensive website and visualization engine of public US Government data. You can use it to help you better understand your customers and talent pool or make informed decisions on where to open or relocate your business or plant. You can also build on the Data USA platform using the API and integrate additional data. 
  • Industry Resources Report: from Valuation Resources. Another compilation of industry resources; arranged by SIC Code.
  • Industries at a Glance from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Comprehensive list of profiles arranged alphabetically by industry. Can also be viewed in NAICS code numerical order.
  • Statista: provides business, marketing, demographic, and economic data. Find statistical information, company dossiers, topical reports, and high-quality infographics. With an international focus, this resource offers statistics on a wide variety of industries and topics such as communications, education, health care, and hospitality.
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  • Economic Census: Conducted every 5 years, the Economic Census provides statistical information on business from the national to the local level. Search by NAICS code to find data on industries. Click here for the complete Economic Census 2002 Data.
  • Annual Survey of Manufactures provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee.
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